Swing Arm Cutting Press (Swing Beam Presses)(Clicking Press)

Part of the Nova Range

The starting point in our die cutting range with a huge range of uses and applications across manufacturing industry. Also known as clicking presses or clicker presses.

These machines are safe and simple to operate with the operator having only to place the material on the bed of the press, position the cutting tool on the material and press the twin, operating buttons. The beam descends under hydraulic power to cut the required cut shape from single or multiple layers of material.

To assure maximum access and visibility, the swing arm can be easily moved (or swung) to one side by the operator in order to gather cut pieces and re-position the tool for the next cut.

Did you know?

That these machines are often known as ‘clicker presses’ due to the historic way of cutting patterns in the shoe industry? Originally, leather cutting operatives used to produce cut parts by using a hand held knife which they would run around a pattern or template. These patterns had a brass edging to protect the template and as the blade ran round the brass edging it produced a clicking sound. Hence the operatives became known as ‘clickers’. With the development of swing arm presses to do this job, the machines became known as clicker presses or clicking presses. The term remains in use to this day.
About Die Cutting
Range of Application
Ideal for many products manufactured in soft or semi rigid materials including:
  • Carpet and flooring
  • Carpet and flooring pattern books and sample swatches
  • Clothing – components for hats, ties, collars, shoulder pads
  • Cork gaskets and mats
  • Disposables – pads, wipes, strips
  • Electronic components – flexible PCB’s touch pads, button covers, legend plates
  • Felt strips, washers, gaskets
  • Filters for machinery, breathing apparatus and the medical industry
  • Foam and sponge – gaskets, packaging, consumer products
  • Footwear components – shoes, insoles, insole socks, uppers, straps
  • Gaskets, seals, washers in plastic, cork, rubber, paper, felt, PTFE, graphite and more
  • Insulation materials
  • Leather and leathergoods – shoe uppers, wallets, purses, belts
  • Medical products – filters, dressings, foot care products, orthopaedic footwear
  • Packaging – foam, inserts, card, promotional products, blister packs
  • Paper, card – stationery, novelties, filters, labels
  • Plastic cards – promotional, business, badges, labels
  • Plastics – PVC binders, lampshades, stationery products, gifts, novelties, gaskets
  • Rubber – gaskets, seals, washers
  • Textiles – sample swatches and pattern books, underwear and outerwear
  • Toys – soft toys, advertising novelties, mini jig-saw puzzles and more
  • Cut materials that are soft or semi-rigid
  • Cut materials in single or multiple layers
  • Fast, quiet, easy to operate
  • Swing beam (arm) allows full access and visibility
  • Use all standard tool types – strip steel, wood forme, forged steel
  • Low friction swing beam (arm)
  • Varying tool heights can be used without adjustment
  • Double acting hydraulic cylinder
  • Simple daylight adjustment
  • Quiet, vibration free operation
  • Safe, twin button operation
  • Complete with high grade polypropylene cutting board, hydraulic oil and operating manual
  • Alternative cutting board grades
  • 600mm or 650mm arm extension plates for model GCT3S
  • Internally mounted digital single phase converter
All GCT machines can be installed and serviced by our team of in-house service engineers, conveniently based in the Midlands. Customers have free access to our helpline and fast call out, when needed, is assured. GCT service is the best in the industry – ask anyone!
Technical Information
Cutting Force
Bed Size
Arm Width
Maximum Stroke
Motor Power
Maximum Daylight
Minimum Daylight
Overall Dimensions
GCT Model 1S
20 tons
900 x 430mm
1.5 HP
765 kg
900 x 935 x 1300mm
GCT Model 3S
27 tons
1000 x 500mm
1.5 HP
965 kg
1200 x 1000 x 1400mm

For more technical information on this product, please contact us on +44 (0)1933 676 060 or alternarnatively emali us at sales@gct-online.co.uk

GCT reserves the right to modify or change specifications without prior notice
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